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India starts counting 600 million votes

India began counting hundreds of millions of votes in its general election on Thursday, with a coalition led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party already preparing to form the next government.

New Delhi signals shift: From Afghan-led process to any process for peace

In a departure from the stated Indian position in recent years, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj told the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Wednesday that “India stands committed to any process, which can help Afghanistan emerge as a united, peaceful, secure, stable, inclusive and economically vibrant nation, with guaranteed gender and human rights”.

E.U. special envoy met Mullah Baradar in Qatar

The E.U. Special Representative for Afghanistan Ronald Kobia met with Taliban deputy leader and the group’s head of Qatar office Abdul Ghani Baradar in Doha, on Tuesday and discussed peace process among other issues, Taliban said in a statement.

Peace has eventually become possible in Afghanistan

The Afghan people have never been so close to peace as today despite that uncertainties still exist in the war-torn country, China Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday, calling for inclusive dialogue among Afghans.